Control and monitor your home from anywhere in the world. Home Assistant Companion lets you control all your devices and provides advanced location and notification engines to allow for complex automations.
Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform that focuses on local control and privacy. Supported products include:
- Amazon Echo (Alexa)
- Apple TV
- Belkin WeMo
- Dark Sky
- Google Assistant
- Google Cast
- IKEA Trådfri (Tradfri)
- Philips Hue
Home Assistant Companion requires a configured Home Assistant instance. The instance must use Home Assistant Cloud or be accessible from the Internet and secured with a valid, non self-signed, SSL certificate for location tracking. Basic notifications work without external access.
Ratings and Reviews
Great premise and overall good
Overall a good solution, but there are a few issues that constantly creep up. Constant updates, compatibility constantly breaking, server side requiring constant updates. The whole point of HA is to have control of one’s own IOT. Let people stay on a stable environment for their home, getting exhausting every time an update on the server side is downloaded and pending it eventually forces an update and am afternoon of fighting to get zigbee devices all working and the integration to load.
Waste of time
I have to restart the server (raspberry pi 3 / 4) every few hours. I started with a raspberry pi 3, thought that it may be outdated, then bought a raspberry pi 4 and set up the OS on that. That was still no better. Each time I set it up it works fine for a few hours and then it’s nowhere to be found on my IOS app. I have to go unplug the server each time to reboot it only forward to work for a few more hours. The same thing happens on my laptop and my LG tablet. I thought this was supposed to eliminate apps, instead I have to keep all the original apps as well as this useless app that only works when it wants to. Reddit and Discord hasn’t been any help so far as all
My questions get skipped over and I never get a response. I feel like I have wasted countless hours trying to set up a miracle app that everyone swore would be my end all solution, when Alexa already worked 100 times better, and only took seconds to set up. At least now I have two raspberry pi’s that are free. The original one I plan on using as a server for my outside security system like I did before. The other, who knows, maybe I’ll finally emulator I’ve always wanted. All I know is I am done with Home Assistant.
I love homeassistant and have been slowly transforming my house into a smart-home using it. Every device in the house is connected and running the app and there is just no going back. HA is a life changer and I honestly can’t say enough good things about it. The apple watch integration is wonderful too, i walk around controlling my house with just my watch.
My wife hated all of the apps and remotes we had to use before, now I’ve set her up with a dashboard and i’ve even caught her bragging about it to her girlfriend. It takes some learning but it is absolutely worth it! the results are amazing.
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- Nabu Casa, Inc
- 33.3 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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